I logged in this evening to check my mail, and got this:
[vosque@vac ~]$ uptime
12:16AM up 4 days, 11:51, 5 users, load averages: 86.51, 53.51, 25.42
I tried to run ‘top’, and didn’t get that far. I had the NOC reset the machine, and everything appears well. Does anyone have any idea what was going on to cause such a high load?
Otherwise, if you see behavior like this, let me know so we can track it down.
The Mission Control page has been updated to support and report on a lot more, so if you’re interested in the inner workings of the server, that’ll be a useful place to go.
Indra has been down for a while now. I checked the server out late last week, and the EXT3 filesystem decided that something was wrong with the disk, and went read only. Bad things happened. I tried to reboot the machine, but it went into maintenance mode (I’m guessing) and the vac < -> indra console cable appears to be disconnected. When I’ve got time to go up to the colo and fix it, I will. Probably not earlier than Friday, and not later than Wednesday.
After making the offhand comment about getting an Xserve for vis.nu, a couple folks have mentioned that they’d be willing to contribute to a new server fund.
I’ve been hesitant to accept money for vis.nu in the past, since I keep the server running in my spare time for my own reasons, but donations for hardware are a different thing. If this idea has merit for you, please let me know that you’re interested, and what sort of hardware you’d like to see vis.nu running. After that, we’ll see what comes of it.